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do have a number of members of the city's official family here with us today. the list of which i don't have and the number of community dignitaries. i see that we do have supervisor scott wiener, supervisor president of the board of supervisors david chiu, president cisneros, barbara garcia is with us. naomi is going to be part of the program. naomi kelly is with us, kim brandon from the port commission is with us, and a number of others. i'll be getting a list, i'll be able to acknowledge others. i see police chief [speaker not understood] is with us. and as we get other names, we will announce those. so, let's give them all a round of applause, please. (applause) >> as i indicated, you have the program before you. we did one additional note on the program, is that the city administrator naomi kelly will be introducing the mayor lee. and due to scheduling conflict, supervisor london breed will probably be arriving later and will make her welcoming remarks towards the end of the program. following the invocation by reverend harlan jones, nor a griffin will make a presentation, a dram
a leather flight jacket to thank mr. lahood for the great gift to our great city. the new money that is going to be used here is going to create 1,000 new jobs before the end of the year with many more jobs to come after that. that is something to applaud. thank you again secretary lahood for that. this is one point 7 miles very similar to the length of the golden gate bridge when 75 years ago that was going to be built and little did we know what that bridge would bring to the economy of san francisco and marin and as we look ahead for 75 years it's interesting what this does for this region. you know the bay area has become the blue angels of science. we do lots of stunts, and we are very successful at doing those stunts and we do them at high speeds, and between this project and the project for cal train to electifiy it over the next seven years $3 billion is going to be spent regionally on transit here, and we can say thank you to the secretary of transportation and to the regional transit authorities who have create thursday opportunity for the transportation. >> >> that
>>> does state law allow cities and counties to ban cannabis dispensaries? even though voters approve the use of medical marijuana? >> the legislature knows how to say, thou shalt not ban dispensaries. they didn't say that. >> that's the question before california's highest court this week. the ruling could have a huge impact on the state's massive medical marijuana industry. >>> job growth in silicon valley is outpacing the rest of the nation. but a new report says the income gap between rich and poor is widening. leaving some minorities behind. >>> with the number of people riding bicycles rising fast, san francisco planners roll out a multimillion dollar strategy to add bike lanes, parking stations and other improvements. we'll talk with the head of the san francisco bicycle coalition. >>> plus, california takes the first step to grant special protection to the ocean's top predator. coming up next. >>> good evening, and welcome to "this week in northern california." i'm scott shafer. well, we hoped we'd be talking about this week's super bowl victory parade for the san fran
, others that want to live in a city, live in a urban environment. don't want to get on a google bus and drive down 101 every day. google and others want to serve the population of their employees. it's food to have opportunities in both places. so this urban, i call them urban hipsters essentially want to stay in san francisco. they're opening offices here. >> does san francisco have a particular niche in the industry or not really? >> you know, it's not the device-heavy kind of cisco, the big data kind of things. it's more in the consumer space, mostly consumer, cloud is here, there's all kinds of companies like that that are here and are in the software or the app space. >> one of the other things that happened this week is texas governor rick perry was making a lot of news saying california's high taxes and tough environmental laws are going to make companies and rich people in the bay area want to move to texas. he's coming here to make this pitch. what are the chances of people en masse leaving silicon valley to go to texas? >> not so much. he makes a lot of noise all the time,
of the city address. his administration's focus is on creating jobs, making sure that all of our residents have access to those jobs,st and from local hireness and job readiness, training and placement, we are moving towards equality for all with the mayor's leadership. ladies and gentlemen, i'd like to introduce the 43rd mayor of san francisco, mayor edwin lee. (applause) >> good afternoon, everyone. all right. welcome to city hall and happy black history month here in san francisco. nobody got it better than san francisco. (applause) >> thank you, naomi. i want to thank you for that introduction and just a recall of what i said earlier this week. but i also said something else, too, that i want you to continuously know the way i have attempted to manage this great city of ours for everybody. that is, i'm not shy about asking for help. and when it comes to the challenges we have in the african-american community, we need help. and i have been deliberately assembling a very important group of people who are going to help me get the job done. and you've seen some of these people already. th
meetings about that. then somehow it became that the city was going to buy them. he never explained why they were going to change. and then more recently it has come out that the vendor is supposed to buy them, but the city is giving the money to the vendor to do that. and a lot of the dispute that is now going on has to do with the disposition of these boring machines. somehow it was suggested that the pagoda palace on palace street which has been an eyesore for sometime was the right site to take the machines out since there was considerable objection to taking them out at union square. and the city was forced -- the subway was forced to do some research into it and we were offered five options at a meeting back in november. and they had been studied and there was a vote towards the end of the meeting, a show of hands. more than half of the people present voted that they wanted the machines extracted in chinatown. subsequently research has shown that that was the initial plan all along to extract them in chinatown. but somehow it was decided it would disturb the community. the city de
. of the people are predicting. gerri: individual markets because i know you have of you in some cities. >> new york city, and that, i have to say, i am totally biased and you should not listen to me at all. is the tree because i make my livelihood here. when i love about new york city and all the cities that are really international cities, there are not that many in the united states, san francisco, l.a. a bit, i love about it is there is always a new population of people moving in. so the japanese lose their yen value and move out, the chinese move in and take their computers of their hands, always someone, whoever is coming in. gerri: to see that more all over the country. all the foreigners buying in florida. so we're starting to see investors coming in the fall cash. foreigners coming in and out of cash. individuals, first-time buyers, people who want to trade up. >> you know who is a person he should be moving even more than a first-time buyer or international person, someone who wants to trade up because if you take less for your home today and get them, this deep discount to you are ah
-recent numbers for cancellations are that there are 60 total today here at sfo. 40 departures. major cities are boston, new york, newark and philadelphia. >> this is people on the east coast. >> airlines saw it coming and began notifying people yesterday. united set up an area just for rebooking. these tourists are disappointed their four days have been cut in half. they're rerouted to dallas, then, on to washington, d.c.. >> maybe there is no attempt to go sight seeing. maybe. >> do you have a place to stay? just the airport? >> airport. >> these players are trying to get to new york for a match. >> they're not giving us information about what is going on. >> did they reroute you?. >> not yet. >> what did they say to do? >> hold tight. >> this seasoned traveler is betting on getting out tomorrow afternoon to jfk. he's sticking around the airport this afternoon to check in. >> the plane i'm taking has a unique seating chart there. is a seat i know goes all the way back. >> a lot of it depends on how long it takes this weather system to move through cities and how severe weather is. how long
lot. in south boston, but the reality is some 600 plows have been out throughout the city all night trying to battle this blizzard. throughout the state, you've got about 4,000 pieces of equipment, the national guard numbering about 5,000, who are on the standby when the teeth of the storm hits. just about an hour or so from now. we blizzard like conditions, if you look up the street, you can barely see up the street. simply because you have this powdery like snow which is blowing all over the place and making things very difficult. i just want to give you an example of how cold it is here. in between live shots, i run to my truck which is being buried in the snow drift, but my photographing stays out so you can get live bumps, live pictures of what is going on. let me show you, hand that to my producer. this is hard. he's like the tin man out here. it's trying to -- thanks, bob, for doing that for us. bob the photographer, who is now literally frozen stiff. >> wow. >> you can see he's still out here shooting, giving us an idea of how cold it gets out here. >> amazing job that all o
: the national weather service saying boston is expected to get 2 to 3 feet of snow and this could break the city's record from 2003. >> this is a storm of major proportion. stay off the roads. stay home. let the public works crews do their job. >> reporter: this massive blizzard the result of two storms merging, one from the west and the other from the south. new york city is also getting dumped on. >> by the time the storm passes early saturday afternoon we're expecting to have accumulations of 10 to 14 inches across the five boroughs. >> reporter: amtrak suspending northeast corridor service and airlines cancelling thousands of flights through tomorrow affecting air travelers across the country including this passenger in arizona. >> our initial flight was canceled. trying to get on stand-by for saturday and earliest flight we can get booked on is monday morning. >> reporter: flooding is a major concern in parts of the northeast especially in the areas hardest hit by superstorm sandy. in boston molly lyon, fox news. >>> conditions normal at local airports tonight, but problems in the northe
>> good afternoon, everyone. all right. welcome to city hall and happy black history month here in san francisco. nobody got it better than san francisco. (applause) >> thank you, naomi. i want to thank you for that introduction and just a recall of what i said earlier this week. but i also said something else, too, that i want you to continuously know the way i have attempted to manage this great city of ours for everybody. that is, i'm not shy about asking for help. and when it comes to the challenges we have in the african-american community, we need help. and i have been deliberately assembling a very important group of people who are going to help me get the job done. and you've seen some of these people already. they are malia cohen, london breed at the board. they have to face all the different politics. but i know they're going to be great partners with me because we've got the right objectives to happen. we want everybody included in the city. we have naomi kelly, harlan kelly, mohammed nuru, rhonda simmons heading upstreamly important departments. and i've got to say t
of newark? >> the conditions are worsening. walked through all five wards of the city and checked on the crews and the conditions on the street. a lot of stranded cars now. a lot of people out that shouldn't be. so it's very perilous out there and people need to understand that. stay indoofrs and hunker down for the night. conditions will be bad throughout the morning tomorrow. this is not time to take this lightly. very dangerous conditions, especially around motor vehicle accidents. and we areal also on alert for possible power outages in newark if the wind starts to pick up. i'm grateful for the hundreds of workers we have out there from law enforcement to folks plowing and salting streets. a lot of work ahead. >> as the sun will begin to rise in a couple of hours is when, as you mentioned, we will get a better chance to see the damage done. hopefully the streets are cleared. first responders can get out and about. what's the biggest challenge, you think, come tomorrow morning? >> i think it is the mess and getting rid of this from our streets. and hopefully people will stay in
from a lot of different people about noise in the city. there are at least three different supervisor offices we're working with now because it can be loud with this many people living in such a small area. i know it comes in all sorts and people make it all sorts of different ways. the street music or street performance front, i should say that we sympathize with people who are disturbed by it. it's understandable that it's frustrating to have to go through your work there, your home life and hear lots and lots of loud noise all day. but from the government perspective which is who we are, unless someone is breaking the law there is very little that the government can do to stop people from talking or singing or performing. the main -- >> what about playing drums? >> the main tour we have right now is the noise level. you are allowed to have free speech. you're not allowed to have it any volume you want. that's the main constraint right now. and as far as entertainment commission is concerned, amplified sound is something that's within our jurisdiction. >> and when you suggest somebo
be champs, but the city looking like chumps. financial ruin and the highest taxes in the the state take a toll and should the democrats in washington take heed because just this week, a group of them unveiled a 300 billion dollar tax hike they say will help pay down the debt. can america afford it? to ben stein and dagen mcdowell, along with adam lashinsky and gary k, more taxes? >> jumpy, mo yummy, more taxes course not. you hand it it to washington d.c. inefficient, ineffective and every program they've ever run is bankrupt and it's the worst possible thing to do and amazing to watch they said they'd only raise taxes on the so-called privileged few, but everybody got a payroll tax hike and unfortunately, we're hearing from reid, pelosi and unemployment still at 7.9% and we have yet to feel the effects of things to come. >> dagen, i've got to tell you, one way they think you can fix the economy, taxes, taxes, taxes, it's nuts. >> we got that cbo report this past week, 7 trillion dollar in additional deficit and factor in what that 600 billion dollars in tax hikes that the democrats di
. >> stay off the city streets. >> if you don't have to drive, please remain home. >> the rate of snowfall and reduced visibility during the evening rush hour in particular, will make safe travel nearly impossible. >> in fact, governor patrick of massachusetts has banned all traffic from the roads as of three hours ago. this video from before that order took effect is believed to be the first statewide driving ban since 1978. break it, and you risk a $500 fine. trains are not much of an option in the heavily traveled northeast either. amtrak suspending much of its northeast rail service today. and if you are trying to fly, two or from anywhere in this region, as new yorkers would say forgeta about it. airlines have canceled thousands of flights for today and tomorrow. here is what it looks like right now right around the corner in times square, new york. we are in a bit of a lull right now as predicted. they are expecting it to hit full force about an hour from now. after that first alert forecasters say we could see one to two inches of snow per hour all night long. other areas could see
, and schools closed in a number of cities. forecasters predicted new england would get the worst of it with up to three feet of snow likely in boston. mayor thomas menino. >> this is a storm of major proportions. stay off the roads. stay home. let the public works crews do their job. >> brown: the region also braced for winds reaching 75 miles an hour that will pile up drifts and almost guarantee widespread power outages. as ever, the threat prompted shoppers to pack stores, stocking up on supplies. >> this is panic shopping, so bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> you've got to plan ahead. a couple feet of snow would shut everything down and, who knows, it could be a couple of days, right? >> brown: in new york city, predictions called for as much as a foot of snow, and mayor michael bloomberg said the city had marshaled an army of plows and salt trucks. >> the sanitation department will deploy something like 1,700 snowplows and 65 front-end loaders. it also has 450 salt-spreaders already deployed. >> brown: the storm also focused new concern on the new york and new j
-winning humorist dave barry about miami, the "insane city" that's the focus of his new novel. >> the people come from everywhere, people just weird people are attracted to miami. the wildlife is weird, the weather is weird, it's a festering stew of weirdness. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was de ssible b the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: millions of people in the northeast and new england battened down for a weekend blizzard today. forecasters warned it could be one for the record books. by this afternoon, the gathering storm was beginning to whiten the landscape for hundreds of miles, with long
or create some sort of registry or something, but from the perspective of the city attorney's office who can speak for themselves if they were here, but they expressed it is very difficult to write a regulation that captures all of the bad behavior and regulates it without affecting the first amendment. i mean, and we're not -- >> right. >> we're not immune to this either at city hall. there's plenty of free speech all the time, whether it's the chanting or the taxi drivers who circle the building for five or six hours a time honking their horns. it's people speaking their mind so we just have to be careful about how we tell people to shut up. >> so, do we iterate, just so i'm clear, as long as someone is not amplified and not blocking the streets, they are within their rights to do this? >> and our other laws that might -- i thought the art commission does some kind of permitting for performers. >> no. >> i don't know. no? >> there's a lot of different property owners in san francisco. so, the parks department might be a little permit concert on parks land. the port might be a little permit
the suburbs are killing the sand here is why and cities can save us and here is why. by far the greatest aspect of that epidemic or i should say of our health challenge in america is the obesity epidemic, not that obesity itself is a problem but all the illnesses it leads to, diabetes consumes 2% of our gross national product. a child born after 2000 has a one in three chance in america becoming a diabetic. we are looking at the first generation of americans who are going to live shorter lives than their parents. that is not a huge surprise to you. we of all been talking for a long time about the wonders of the american corn syrup based diets and the sodas people a drinking but only recently has the argument, have studies been done comparing diet and physical inactivity, one of them in england was called gluttony vs loss. another doctor at the mayo clinic put patients electronic underwear and measured every motion, set a certain dietetic regime, studied their weight, started pumping calories in and some people got fat and other people didn't, expecting some sort of metabolic factor at wo
to be the wind and it's not just going to be this snow officials are also warning folks in the coastal cities along the eastern seaboard to be wary of flooding how bad is it really going to get? >> it is an amazing storm. explosive in tens of occasions that left the georgia coast look at the configuration hurricane force winds already been reported. more than 1 ft. of snow is down already across connecticut look as some of the snow totals down here. the new york city area has been hit here as well. run down the list here sunny brook n.y.. all kinds of advisories' out east. we have our own storm out in the plains states 4700 flights nationwide canceled today officials reporting over 220 flights cancelled, at midway over 30 likely to be the same story tomorrow so if you are scheduled to travel, stay tuned. nothing official yet still some loose ends being tied up in washington but there was a deal between former congressman jesse jackson jr. that could put him behind bars. please guilty to misusing campaign funds for nearly three months the rev. jesse jackson mob during an appearance today a b
city's central park. my colleague, erica hill is, might i point out warm inside studio 1a. good morning. >> who drew the short straw? good morning. good morning to everyone at home. forecasters warning this storm would be a powerhouse. they were right on target. not very far from studio 1a, we have a look for you at times square. the crews there hard at work cleaning up the snow. also look for you in new jersey, strong winds and surf clashing along the jersey shore. and i do have to point out, when we first came in and you saw that shot of rockefeller plaza, you didn't see snow. that's because they have been up since the wee hours getting rid of all the white stuff. it almost looks as if there was no storm outside studio 1a. it's pretty amazing. >> yeah. let's bring folks up to date with the latest now, erica. at least one person is reported dead after a traffic accident in upstate new york. the snowfall totals across the northeast are substantial. in parts of connecticut, nearly three feet has fallen. boston and portland, maine, have reported snowfalls of up to 25 inches. here in new y
. an san francisco being such an international city, many of our roots are from immigrant families. we understand the problem. we did do something about it and continue that effort. i want to thank the us attorney's office for being here. and so many of you who have from the community done and continue to do what you can do to end human trafficking. this is such an important challenge for all of us. and because we here at from immigrant families; we hear from immigrant women and girls. the stories are real. they come across international borders. and so san francisco being the city that is not only aware of this, and aware of international traffic that occurs we have to continue doing something about it. if anything, our goal is of course to educate our youth; to make sure they understand that they have partners in both city government and in the community to help. those that are lucky and can survive; all of this and when they end up on the shores of san francisco, if we can find them and provide them with support and help them change their lives. and then get to the busine
the sidewalk haven't been cleared. other problem is the transportation system here in the city of boston is shut down for now. transportation workers would like to see that back up and running by monday. >> our goal, if we can, is to have some service tomorrow, but we're really focused on monday morning's rush hour. >> reporter: people want to get back to work. if you take a look at video from the south shore, that is where they are suffering coastal flooding. a whole set of problems, water coming over the seawall. if it stays and freezes that can create problems for the roadways and for the folks that live in the low lying coastal areas. a lot of trouble and that is whole other issue, an issue that needs to be solved so those folks can get back to their homes. there have been people pushed out of their homes, a little over 200 are in shelters around the state and that number should drop as power begins to come back on in the state of massachusetts. there is one storm related death in the city of boston, a young boy was out helping his father to shovel out family sedan and the exhaust pi
's the view from our city camera view panning back towards the city of washington. just some fair weather clouds out there today. off to the cloud races. these guys are going by quickly thanks to all the wind energy outside. 33, that's our current temperature in washington. a sustained wind now from the northwest averaging 28 miles per hour. again, winds are gusting higher than that at times. so air temperatures, upper 20s and low 30s around most of the metro area right now. but the windchills are still in the teens and low 20s. so heavy winter jackets and scarves and hats and gloves all required for today. your hour by hour temperatures on their way up. slowly but steadily. it's going to stay windy all day long today. high temperature closing in on 40 degrees around 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 this afternoon. trending right back down below the freezing mark by about 8:00 or 9:00 this evening under a clear sky. the winds will be fading back. a little cooler in northern maryland where highs will stay in the mid-30s. nothing to worry about as far as snow is concerned with all the talk of the big blizz
there with the the snow blowers and shovels clearing it for the guests. but a lot of the city sidewalks have not been touched. a couple right here behind me walking in the street. the streets have become the sidewalks. obviously people who have pets have to come outside to let their pets do what they need to do. and the street's the best place to do it. we are starting to see some traffic. and i believe that's interstate 95 over here to my left. i am seeing cars and trucks passing down through the interstate. but keep in mind that it's going to be awhile. i don't know if governor chaffey is going to open the roadways back up today. again the priority is to get the roadways cleared. it's going to be tougher for crews to do that if people decide let's go out and take a look and see how bad things are. they want you to stay home. give them a day. and then maybe tomorrow things are going to be a little bit better. >> stay home. watch it on tv. you can get out perhaps better tomorrow. ron mott thanks for the report. >>> let's go to another area buried under deep snow. that's connecticut. we have nbc's ron
city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captive? >> us, all of us. what's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, comcast and time warner on the wired side, verizon and at&t on the wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in the position where they're subject to no competition and no oversight from any regulatory authority. and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second class access. this is a lot like the electrification story from the beginning of the 20th century. initially electricity was viewed as a luxury. so when f.d.r. came in, 90% of farms didn't have electricity in america at the same time that kids in new york city were playing with electric toys. and f.d.r. understood how important it was for people all over america to have the dignity and self-respect and sort of cultural and social and economic connection of an electrical outlet in their home. so he made sure to take on the special interests that were controlling elec
, the storm center itself is in the vicinity of cape cod and from connecticut to long island. new york city is on the west edge of the most activity as far as snow is concerned and connecticut has the highest measurements right now with two feet of snow and as you can see on the radar, still blustering. >> as john was mentioning, the snow doesn't look like it wants to move out very fast. it has the potential to be a record-breaker. >> this morning 600 businesses and homes without power, the errant is closed. thousands of flights are grounded. james gray has more. >> the amount of snow across the northeast. in some areas including boston, accumulations could reach three feet or more. some of that snow pushed by winds of up to 75 miles an hour. a brutal combination creating dangerous blizzard conditions. the storm has literally stopped most of new england in its tracks. more than 1,800 cancellations at area airports and 4700 flights canceled nationwide. the governor of massachusetts today ordered all cars off the roadaway starting at 4:00 p.m. after this 19-car pileup in maine. scattered cars
bad there. it sounds like at least in new york city here, it may not be as bad as we thought it might get. >> yes. one little spot that didn't do so bad. we didn't think it would be historic in new york city, not like what we're seeing in hartford. we krnt goiweren't going to get points in connecticut like we were in rhode island and massachusetts. the wine gud gusts, the worst o, we saw the gust to 76 in boston, which is super impressive. i'm sure that did some damage all by itself. with the weight of the snow on the trees, i'm sure there's a lot of downed trees. i'm sure the power outages are doubling. here's a look at the storm. this looks almost like a huge hurricane. this is a big winter blizzard, call it a nor'easter if you want. we haven't had one location with three hours of visibility less than a quarter mile and winds above 35 miles per hour. that's the criteria. you need to meet both of those for three hours to be considered a blizzard. we've been close in areas like providence and boston but not quite yet. this isn't our winter radar, it doesn't show you rain versus snow b
of the storm, which is poised to dump up to a meter of snow from new york city to boston and beyond. the parents of a teenage girl shot dead days after appearing at president obama's inauguration have told the bbc that american gun laws have to change. 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was killed in a park on chicago's south side in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity. michelle obama will attend her funeral tomorrow. despite the soul-searching in america following the sandy hook shooting, january was the deadliest month for gun crime in chicago for a decade. we have this report from the city. >> majorette from a chicago high school on a visit to washington for the president's inauguration. in the middle, 15-rolled hadiya pendleton, who had appeared in a video denouncing gun violence. >> this video is informational for you and your future children. >> it was a gun in her life in this chicago part 10 days ago as she sheltered from the rain. the killer apparently mistook her for a rival gang member. >> never in a million years did i think that i would lose my child to a guns
at all. >> thank you for the update on that. new york city may be the city that never sleeps. certainly quieter than usual today. a foot of snow on the ground in some parts. joining me now is stephanie abrams with a smile on her face. good morning to you, stephanie. what's it like there? >> alex, good morning. we're doing quite well in times square. the front page of "the new york post." nemo bites, snowstorm socks city. the plows have been going around. let me show you what the streets look like. a little snow, a little slush, but plowing and on the back end of the plow trucks, salt poured out behind them. a great job in times square. look at the sidewalks, totally fine. a lot of people know that li in new york, the mound of snow that they push to the sides of streets. snow is over for us, people should get their sleds, bundle up, very cold out here, feels like lower 20s, go to central park and have fun. >> that is you, certainly someone who knows how to have fun when time warrants. we are not seeing big, massive piles on the side. that's been a problem in some places, where has that s
one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ >> tonight a live look from times square in noirk. a monster storm is hitting the east coast, this could be one for the record books. right now, more than 350,000 people in the dark. forcing minimany to hunker down. we are in massachusetts for more. >> we are out here on the northshore of boston, about five or six miles from the downtown area, we have gotten many hammered already, winds gusting over 50 miles an hour. and we are expecting wind gusts up to 70, that will cause drifting of the snowfall, we will see drifts as high as six feet and the worst of the weather has arrived. we are expecting that the wind gusts will push the rates to 2-3 inches of an hour. looking down, you cannot see much, what we see are the plows trying to stay ahead of the blizzard. there's another emergency vehicle, it will be tough all night
and well here at 30 rock in new york city. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the northeastern portion of the united states is still recovering from the devastation of sandy, and tonight the region is being hit by another powerful storm. the massive nor'easter could be one of the worst in history. well, you've got governors declaring states of emergency in new york, connecticut, and massachusetts, along with rhode island and maine. in boston, the city is the epicenter of two storms which could break boston's all-time snowstorm record of 27.6 inches. up and down the northeastern coast, between 1 and 3 feet of snow is expected to fall. forecasters warned of blizzard conditions including wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour. this could cause widespread power outages this evening. the national guard was activated in states of connecticut, massachusetts, new york, of course to help with emergency management. the storm comes. ironically, almost 35 years to the day after the blizzard of 1978. the catastrophic snowfall and
. in quincy massachusetts, almost the entire city was in the dark. >> your address, ma'am. >> reporter: the calls for help streamed into the emergency operations center, most from residents stranded at home with no heat. officer cheryl potter evacuated joannie alvarado and her baby daughter. it was potter's tenth rescue today. have you ever seen anything like this before? >> no, i haven't. not in my lifetime. >> reporter: heavy, wet snow and hurricane-force wind gusts toppled trees and power lines. nancy reid is the president of the power company for the region. when is the power coming back? >> well, this is going to be a multiday event. you know, this could be-- it could be monday. it could be tuesday. people need to brace themselveses and they need to find shelter if they're cold. >> reporter: alvarado and her daughter will spend the night in the gym of this local high school until power is restored. to help massachusetts get power restored to neighborhoods like this, new york's governor is promising to send utility workers to help in the cleanup. tonight, temperatures in the boston
in new york city, up to about a foot of snow. power has been knocked out to nearly 650,000 customers, most of them in massachusetts and rhode island, and more than 1,800 flights canceled so far, that on top of the 3,600 that never took off on friday in advance of the pieces of storm, erica. >> you can understand why this storm is giving snow plows, snow blowers and shovels a real run for their money. also adding to the wintry mess here on the ground, hurricane-force winds in some areas, creating blizzard conditions. out on long island, up to 100 cars stuck for hours, in what is normally a busy expressway. talk about the size of the storm. look at this. it really gives you a sense, as it spreads across the region. these are scenes from states, making its way up the east coast. all that you can make up from the eastern portion of the united states is the tip of florida there, lester. >> yes this is a massive one. coverage across the northeast this morning. reporters standing by in hartford and boston. let me show you what's going on in central park. in many ways, this belies the danger
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